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Jan 3, 2012 11:35pm PST
90 calorie bar. ♪ >>> this is an abc news election update. the iowa caucuses. >>> good evening. i'm terry moran and we're breaking in because we can bring you tonight at long last, after an extraordinary night here in des moines, iowa, the results of the iowa caucuses. yes, there is a winner in the closest caucuses in history. and here it is. mitt romney has just been declared by the iowa republican party the winner. but look at this vote total. he defeats senator rick santorum by 8 votes out of 60,000. 60,000 between them, 120,000 all told. and coming up in third place, just behind him, ron paul in a strong showing here with a fervent, passionate support. he goes on. newt gingrich coming in fourth. texas governor rick perry, michele bachmann, and jon huntsman bringing up the rear there. but what an extraordinarily close race, just minutes ago here in des moines. the chairman of the republican party made the announcement. >> but i can report with 1770 precincts reporting, governor mitt romney received 30,015 votes. senator rick santorum received 30,007 votes. congratulations to go
Jan 3, 2012 11:35pm EST
: from the global resources of abc news, with cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, and terry moran in des moines, iowa, this is a special edition of "nightline," january 3rd, 2012. the iowa caucuses. your voice, your vote. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. and what a night we've had here in iowa. welcome to abc news special coverage of the iowa caucuses. your voice, your vote. iowa has spoken, but not with a clear voice tonight. an incredibly tight horse race. one of the closest in the history of the iowa caucuses. let's go right to the results as of this hour. and you can see just how close this race is. at this hour, rick santorum and mitt romney, locked in virtually a dead heat. look at that. almost 60,000 votes, ca s cast. ron paul coming up a strong third. and the rest of the field, the ones who will have an argument to make to voters that they can go on from here, newt gingrich hammered by negative ads falls to fourth place. rick perry there in fifth. michele bachmann, way down in sixth and jon huntsman didn't even campaign here. so, it is a nail-biter. we want to two r
Jan 3, 2012 4:00am PST
week away from the new hampshire primary. and just four days until the abc news debate from manchester, which you can see live, this saturday night, right here on abc, at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> and winter is finally kicking in from the great lakes to the east coast. >> it is cold out there. after a relatively warm start to the season, a blast of frigid air is streaming through. it has team shivering down in the sunshine state of florida. tahman bradley has the latest from a chilly washington, d.c. >> reporter: this is what winter is supposed to look like. after an unusually warm december, a winter chill is sweeping across the eastern half of the u.s., causing heavy snow in some places. from maine, to florida, to the middle of the country, millions of americans are waking up to frigid temperatures. it's the first, big cold blast of the season. >> definitely happy to see the snow. >> we have been very spoiled. it's been nice. hopefully it will be short-lived. >> reporter: the weather is causing a mess for drivers returning from vacation or heading back to work. the highways arou
Jan 2, 2012 5:30pm PST
directly involved in the case tell abc news one of the first things he said was "i hate america." >> he's got this big smile on his face like he's the joker. >> reporter: a rookie sheriff's deputy was the first to spot the suspect driving a minivan with canadian license plates matching the description of a vehicle seen at some of the fires. investigators tell abc news a search of the van turned up flammable materials matching what sparked the fires. police also noticed that ponytail, grainy images from security cameras showed a man in a ponytail too leaving a parking garage where a car was set on fire. >> the driver was detained, and investigators with the arson task force were notified. subsequent to interviewing this individual, he was placed under arrest. >> reporter: a total of 55 fires since last week, set in a five-mile swath right up the middle of town including a dozen new fires overnight. so many blazes authorities weren't sure if they were dealing with one firebug or a series of copycats. most started in carports or garages. some spread to nearby buildings before fire crews co
Jan 23, 2012 5:00pm EST
expressing his sympathy. brad bell, abc7 news. >> the pennsylvania governor called for all flags to be flown at half mast today in honor of joe paterno, who died from lung cancer yesterday. the a steady stream of people continue to visit his statue in state college and a tribute to the man known as joe pa. jay korff is live. >> people all across the region continue to flock here outside of the statement -- stadium to joe paterno's statue. he will be laid to rest in a private ceremony on wednesday and there will be three days of public memorials for the iconic coach. >> i'm having a hard time believing. >> a bleak rainy day in state college felt in tune with this community's brief. >> not a fitting end to a one of man's life. >> he died sunday of lung cancer of the age of 85. >> we're going to miss him so much. he meant so much to the university. >> she drove three hours so she could place flowers and her daughter had a hand written letter. >> she wrote, "i love you joe pa." >> no other major football coach has won as much as he did. his motto, success through honor, it's a painful hit when a
Jan 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
>>> now "abc2 news at 11. >>> tonight we go back to east baltimore with a question who would want to kill miss mary. i am cheryl connor the latest on a house fire that turned into a homicide investigation into a 8 # 4-year-old -- 8 #- year-old -- 84-year-old woman. >> a dutch boy without a dutch girl to kiss. the missing nome report blamed on ravens fever. >>> and a weekend warmup. i am meteorologist lynette charles. mild temperatures but a deep freeze is around the corner. abc2 news at 11 starts right now. >>> what began as an investigation into the cause of a house fire now turns into the search for a killer. baltimore city police say someone stabbed an 84-year-old woman who was found at her burning home. cheryl connor joins with us more from the east baltimore neighborhood. cheryl. >> reporter: and people who live on east middle street can't imagine someone would want to hurt mary hines a former teach erin principal in city schools. friends say she would give money to anyone in need. someone may have taken a damage -- taken advantage of the generosity. homicide detectives are w
Jan 4, 2012 6:30am EST
governor. linda so, abc2 news. >>> looking at news around station in -- nation in bit, abc2 news your place for all things related to the white house click on the news and let's look around nation for a fire that is out and amazingly no one was hurt what gas line exploded. crews for the gas company are trying to figure out what happened. that caused the pipe to rupture. neighbors say snow and ash was coming out of the sky and the entire sky was lit up. >> black armageddon. >> i was on the couch and i went after the doors and tried to shut them and the force was so strong that i couldn't get them shut. >>> the garage door of one home was damaged by the explosion and across the street vinyl siding was melted but no serious damage or injuries from the blast other than that. >>> in western massachusetts a. large fire engulfed a lumberyard. firefighters spent four hoist working to contain the flames that kept them in the yard. they headed out around midnight and nearby homes and businesses were not damaged. >>> a serious problem for one family in florida. # 0,000 bees -- 09,000 bees. they set up
Jan 9, 2012 6:30am EST
%. and abc2 news sherrie johnson is standing by with more on the contest of what he shaping to be a race for second or third place. >> reporter: a lot of eyes are on new hampshire. that's right the battle is a ballet for second place. mitt romney holds a big lead and romney's biggest competition was from occupy protesters at a campaign event. now with romney favored to win the other candidates are pinning their hopes on the next primary. south carolina on january 21st where rick santorum and rickperry campaign on sunday and newt gingrich is focused on. >> this president has caused a deepening recession and responsible for 25 million americans being out of work or stop work or not being able to gut full-time jobs. >> i think we have clearly begun to set the stage for south carolina. we have clearly begun to describe the gap between massachusetts moderate and reagan conservative. >> reporter: all candidates are back in new hampshire for one last day of campaigning except for rick perry who remains in south carolina. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> it was a emotional night in arizona. thousa
Jan 17, 2012 6:00pm EST
the skirmish, only four arrests and all day. live on capitol hill, scott thuman, abc 7 news. >> more coverage of the day's protests on our website >> in the meantime, breaking news from the occupy d.c. movement, a house congressional oversight committee will hold a meeting on who made the decision to allow indefinite camping at the park. but officials from the department of health will testify at next tuesday's hearing. >> new information on the deadly cruise ship disaster overseas. the death toll has risen and the captain heading to court. 11 people confirmed dead and five more bodies found just today. 20 others remain unaccounted for. recordings released today shows the ship captain had abandoned ship and refused to go back. we are live in the satellite center with the very latest on the investigation. >> among the 20 missing passengers and crew, a couple from minnesota. the search continues. new recordings are taking aim at the ship's captain. italian prosecutors accusing the ship's captain of manslaughter causing a shipwreck, and abandoning the costa concordia carrying more tha
Jan 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
, abc news, panama city, florida. >> jon karl with the picture on the ground. our thanks to jon tonight. i want to bring in our senior white house correspondent, jake tapper, in washington tonight. you're aware of this republican scorecard, if you will. take a look at this. when it comes to newt gingrich, the side opposing him is growing. you have bob dole, john mccain, and chris christie. supporting newt, although not formerly endorsed him, sarah palin all by herself. what is the establishment so worried about, jake? >> reporter: there's two things going on. mitt romney is, without question, the establishment candidate. he was the next in line, as was dole in 1996, as was mccain in 2008. he was the next in line for the nomination. many establishment republicans here in town in washington believe he has the best chance to defeat president obama. the other thing going on are those who served with gingrich and are worried, legitimately, about his discipline and ability to beat president obama. so, some of this is just business, same kind of endorsement attacks that we see. and some of thi
Jan 24, 2012 5:00pm EST
injured. the investigation into these fight clubs continues. stephen she debt, abc7 news. -- stephen tschida. >> there will soon be no w moer sleeping at mcpherson square. national parks service says they will start enforcing a no camping ban. protesters will get a final warning before they get the boot. more on the growing tensions on abc7 news at 6:00. >> the weather was unbelievably mild the day, but we're keeping our eye on a storm coming this way, but it looks like it will be rain and no snow. >> doug hill has the first look at the forecast. >> let the way it's looking now but remember the way these systems start overnight or just before sunrise. you need to keep the door open just a little bit for a mix of snow or ice. this mother is just terrific. clear skies outside of the belfort furniture weather center. here is a time lapse from fairfax this morning. but sometimes, dense fog, but the western wind went to work on it. we will check out these very mild temperatures in the low to mid 60's. so much warmer than yesterday. 20 degrees warmer in fredericksburg than yesterday. we wi
Jan 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
for so long. in upper marlboro, brad bell abc7 news. >> the work for decades teaching in the facilities but set a statement saying they felt his sentencing was just. >> following a home invasion in temple hills. this was at 6:30 a.m., and they use the victim's car to make a getaway. they are looking into whether this is the same suspect responsible for an assault in bethesda earlier this week. they have put out this vehicle description -- a white honda civic, maryland license plate 6ae 9788. we switch gears now and talk about the weather. winter is finally arrived. >> along with a lot of wind out there. doug hill is standing by with the latest on the weekend. >> the storm scans has plenty of whether continuing of the great lakes. we are clear and cold everywhere across the area. let's have a look live in annapolis. temperatures there in the upper 30's. temperatures will fall quickly. the wind did advisory has canceled early but winter weather advisory still out in the higher elevations. the main story is the wind. 32 in quantico and frederick. wind chill into the 20 box's. it feels like
Jan 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
made from a disposable cellphone. police are looking for any of affirmation. autria godfrey abc7 news. of >> more breaking news in maryland. a major mass for thousands of drivers on the baltimore washington parkway. this is a fatal crash involving two vehicles, one person dead, and an unknown number of other people may be injured. the southbound parkway is completely shut down that route 450. road closures are expected to last throughout the evening rush hour. we will keep you posted. another big story at 5:00 primary day in florida and all eyes are on the sunshine state after the first three election events resulted in three different winners. >> polling stations were packed and the last polls will close at 8:00 p.m. tonight. rebecca cooper is in florida with the importance of today's primary. >> it is all an important. we managed to catch up with mitt romney today when he had a few minutes to relax by the swimming pool here in tampa. he feels good about the race. it's important that he comes out number one why why? because this state is winner- take-all and there are 50 delegates at
Jan 6, 2012 2:40am PST
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Jan 1, 2012 5:30pm PST
, thank you. see you in iowa tomorrow. in the meantime, i want to bring in abc news political analyst matthew dowd, with us here in new york tonight. matthew, always great to have you. and you were telling me earlier what we all should be watching for in iowa, which is, not necessarily the winner to be chosen for the nomination, but for the field to be whittled down. >> we're about to get to the voting. months we've been waiting for this. and the voting in iowa usually doesn't pick the nominee, it picks who the nominee isn't. if you look at history, as recently as 2008, mike huckabee wins, not the republican nominee. john mccain becomes the republican nominee. that has happened over and over. iowa performs a very good function, which is, it whittles the field down from multiple candidates to a smaller number. >> when you look at this image, we pulled it up, the last abc news debate. you predict the next abc news debate, less than a week from now, we may not see the same people standing there? >> it will be a less crowded stage. one or two of the candidates probably won't be there. >>
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Jan 19, 2012 2:00pm PST
on the campaign trail. first, newt gingrich's second wife maryanne sat down with abc news in what is called explosive interview that could trouble his campaign. a preview. >> i said newt, we have been married a long time. he said yes, but you want me all to yourself. calista doesn't care what i do. >> what was he saying? >> asking to have an open marriage and i refused. >> he wanted an open marriage? >> yeah, that i accept the fact he has somebody else in his life. >> you said? >> no. no. that is not a marriage. >> dana: despite the revelations, gingrich still got rick perry's endorsement today. he announced he is dropping out of the presidential race. >> today, i am suspending my campaign and endorsing newt gingrich for president of the united states. i believe newt is a conservative visionary who can transform our country. we have had our differences which campaigns will inevitably have. newt is not perfect, but who among us is? the fact is there is forgiveness for those who seek god. i believe in the power of redemption, for it is a central tenet of my christian faith. >> dana: that was
Jan 16, 2012 4:30am PST
on amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> 4:32. bart and cal train will be running freedom trains today to get people to the martin luther king, jr. holiday celebration in san francisco a charter train will leave the san jose station at 9:30 it will stop at sunnyvale, palo alto and san mateo on the way to san francisco. a march beginning at 11 from the cal train station to the mlk celebration. there will be a series of day long activities at the center to mark king day. >>> federal, state, courts and -- offices will be closed. banks and post offices will be closed. bart and community will operate on a saturday schedule with ac transit on a sunday schedule. parking me tears in san francisco, will be enforce -- meters in san francisco will be enforced city wide. >> the 49ers will play in the nfc championship game for the first time in 14 years. san francisco won a thriller saturday against the new orleans saints coming didn't to the wire. the stage is now set for the 9ers to host the giants in the nfc title game next sunday. if we win we go on to the super bowl. 9er fans like their
Jan 4, 2012 2:35am EST
>>> this is an abc news election update. the iowa caucuses. >>> good evening. i'm terry breakingnd we're >>> good evening. we' we'rebreaking in because we an bring you tonight at long last, after an extraordinary night here in des moines, iowa, the results of the iowa caucuses. yes there is a winner in the closest caucuses in history. and here it is. mitt romney has been declared by i the wa republican party the winner. but look at this vote total. he defeats senator rick santorum, by eight votes out of 60,000, after 60,000 between them. 120,000 all told. and coming up in third place, just behind him, ron paul, and a strong showing here with a fervent passionate support he goes on. newt gingrich coming in fourth. got hammered here. texas governor, rick perry, michele bachmann and jon huntsman bringing up the rear there. what an extraordinarily close race. just minutes again here in des moines. the chairman of the republican party made the announcement. >> but i can report, with 1,770 precincts reporting, governor mitt romney received 30,015 votes. senator rick santorum received 30,
Jan 6, 2012 5:30pm PST
hours, the republican contenders will face off right there on that stage for the abc news debate. addressing big news today about jobs in america. 200,000 jobs added in the past month. more than predicted. and the unemployment number down from 8.7% to 8.5%. and the growth is driven by a surprising surge, not only in health care but in factory workers, pumping out new cars and appliances. and tonight, we're going to dive into those numbers. abc's dan harris leads us off. >> reporter: think about today's job report as "the good, the bad and the ugly." the classic spaghetti western from 1966, a decent analogy for the american job market of 2012. so, what's the good? there's quite a bit, actually, and it was on stark display today in charlotte, north carolina, where siemens just opened this new gas turbine plant. >> we've already added 700 jobs to this site since march of 2010 and we expect to continue growing here. >> reporter: made in america manufacturing now showing strength, as exports jump, with 23,000 jobs added in december alone. >> the fact that manufacturing continues to ad
Jan 7, 2012 6:00pm EST
fails off. abc 7 news at 6:00 starts now. >> just three critical days before the new hampshire primary, the remaining republican presidential candidates get ready to face off. >> that's right. we are just a few hours from their latest debate. standing next to each other on stage, the two apparent front runners, rick santorum and mitt romney. we're joined live from new hampshire with a preview. >> good evening. tonight's debate comes at a pivotal point in this campaign. mitt romney has a massive lead here in new hampshire. but it's a battle for second place. >> you're the best. thank you. >> things are looking good for mitt romney here in new hampshire. this morning he had an enthusiastic crowd for a little favor. >> fresh from that landslide in iowa maybe can we double that number? you know, instead of an eight-vote margin, maybe 16? >> if the polls are correct romney will win new hampshire by a lot more than just 16 votes. a new poll shows him with massive 24-point lead. but if there's one thing new hampshire voters don't like, it's a
Jan 30, 2012 5:00pm EST
the television cameras leave that that is when they will return. libra from mcpherson square, abc7 news. >> what do you think of the occupiers? are they starting to wear out their welcome? we asked on their facebook page national park service was doing the right thing by enforcing the law. 90% said yes, 10% said no. wilkins did to monitor the situation. in the meantime, if you want to see more prose, go to our website -- more photos, go to >> a deadly traffic accident have shut down parts of interstate 81 in both directions. news chopper 7 is live over the crash, and it is causing a major back up. the tractor-trailer was partially dangling over an embankment. three other cars were involved. one person was drawn from a car. the conditions of the other drivers are unknown, and we will follow that breaking news. the latest on a man found dead in prince george's county well. today, we learn how he died. his body was found at the bottom of the well on thursday. we are live with his now a murder investigation. brad. >> even though the body has been found, we have learned the mystery of his d
Jan 10, 2012 11:35pm PST
hampshire primary. reporting from abc news election headquarters in new york city, diane sawyer, george stephanopoulos, and terry moran. >>> good evening. i'm terry moran. new hampshire has spoken. and tonight, the republican race for president boils down to one question. can anyone stop mitt romney? romney won new hampshire commandingly. about 40% of the vote. and the former massachusetts governor demonstrated resilience and staying power, after a week of fierce attacks from his opponents, aimed partly at his record at bain capital, the massachusetts investment firm he ran for 15 years. what does new hampshire mean? here are abc news election anchors diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> that's right, terry. what a win it was tonight for governor mitt romney. we should point out who came in second and third in this race, as they poured it on in new hampshire, the candidates all did. and behind mitt romney was congressman ron paul. and behind him, jon huntsman, governor jon huntsman, former ambassador to china, as well, who, in the last few days, seemed to be surging, gaining some
Jan 2, 2012 5:00am PST
'm eric thomas. this is an abbreviated edition of the abc7 news we are go from 5 to 6, then "good morning america" takes off. the first monday of 2012 finds 10 looking for some place to live and arson investigators looking for the cause of the fire that displaced them. katie marzullo is live in the 1300 block of masonic avenue where the fire broke out. >> reporter: as of last night this was considered a crime there are crews still on the scene at this hour they are doing fire watch making sure no hot spots erupt on nobody guys -- nobody goes in or out. it did break out last night inside a two-unit apartment. then it spread to at least two other buildings,. witnesses and evacuees were scared and some described those first moments when they realized what was happening last night >> the fire just started getting out of control the flames were coming way up out of the hours. >> they go hey everybody out. my wife was sleeping upstairs. i went running for her itch >> reporter: the fire burned for just about an hour, the fire chief told us luckily it was not a hot and windy night and crews did a
Jan 19, 2012 11:00am PST
. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi will make his first court appearance in a few hours from now on domestic violence charges. yesterday his wife eliana lopez went on a venezuelan radio station discussing the case against mirkarimi. she claims the charges are politically motivated and she is standing by her husband. lopez told a neighbor mirkarimi abused her during an argument on new year's eve. the neighbor took video of a bruise on lopez's arm. mirkarimi says he will fight the charges and will not resign as sheriff. >> rain is here. maybe not are, but in the north bay at least >> let's check in with mike now. first live look at the mount tam camera in marin camera, it is . it does look a little damp. >> up 2800 feet definitely wet we are waiting for a lot to fill into the lower elevations. you can see radar returns between i-80 highway 4 and also 24 and heading into the central valley behind me the marin county coast, sonoma county coast latest update you can see impressive radar returns from sea ranch down to bodega bay, santa rosa, that whol
Jan 3, 2012 6:30pm EST
20-point nose dive in 20 days? is this the last stand for rick perry, michele bachmann? abc news has been on the ground in iowa for months, crisscrossing the state and we begin now with jake tapper, who spent the day with the revved up dark horse, rick santorum, hoping to pull off a big upset tonight, jake. >> reporter: he is hoping to do that, all eyes are on the former pennsylvania senator, rick santorum. he has the big mo. he is surging in the polls. let's let the pictures tell the story. here's a picture of santorum speaking at a pizza joint, two, three weeks ago, barely anyone interested in anything he has to say. here he is yesterday, speaking at a packed at the sales pizza joint. earlier today, santorum was being chased around by a media scrum that looked almost as if they were in pursuit of lindsay lohan or some celebrity. now, the big question for senator santorum, diane, is, will he be able to expand beyond this base of christian conservatives who are key here in iowa, but not so much in other states? we joined him earlier today, when he went to des moines christian school.
Jan 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
attention. altria godfrey, abc 7 news. questioning the latest on the deadly kreuz disaster in italy. rescuers have found five more bodies bringing the death toll to 11. they have blasted a hole in the side of the ship. the captain of the costa concordia appeared in court today. the captain said he stayed on board until the ship was evacuated, but a recorded conversation with the coast guard could prove otherwise. he could be charged with resisting orders to go back to the ship. more than 20 passengers and crew members are still missing including a couple from minnesota. a west virginia family is thankful their daughter survive that cruise ship disaster. the story she tells is hard to imagine. suzanne kennedy is back with this family's story. >> she does not know how to swim, so she knew she was in a live bird death situation when the boat struck a rock. -- was in a life or death situation. she struggled to get off the ship of. >> it was supposed to be a vacation and quickly turned into a nightmare. >> it has been completely surreal. it is hard at this point now that i am back,, to e
Jan 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
. reporting live in arlington suzanne kennedy, abc7 news. >> we want to know if you would consider changing your commute if metro raises their fares again. we ask the question on our facebook page. 75% said yes. 25% said no. you can go to our facebook page to let us know what you think about the rate hike proposal. cut this time yesterday, we were seeing snow falling. >> a lot of sunshine today too. doug hill is in the weather center with the first track of the weather. >> hello alison and leon. i wish the weather would stay this way, but that is not the case. what an interesting weathered a we had with the heavy fog we had this morning. watch the snow melt through the day. clear bobbitt, then all it takes is temperatures in the 50's and the snow was all gone. clouds will move in ahead of the next storm system. temperatures still very mild. updated temperatures now but to what in washington, 56 in quantico 56 in gaithersburg. clouds will be rolling in tonight as this high-pressure moves offshore and the next low pressure area moves up through the tennessee river valley bringing rain come ex
Jan 2, 2012 4:00am EST
. >> there is an important new clue in a search for a serial arsonist. >> police are asking for the public's help. abc's abbie boudreau reports from los angeles. >> reporter: surveillance video of a person of interest, as investigators search for the serial arsonist responsible for a series of fires set throughout hollywood. >> these are kept public safety fishes up at night. >> reporter: it's being called the worst string of arsons in l.a. >> i could have died with my children. >> reporter: firefighters and police officers doubled and tripled their coverage in the city. it did not stop a serial arsonist from striking again. seven more fires. most of the fires began as car fires. the flames quickly spread to nearby structures and apartment buildings. >> by the time i got out there, the whole carport was engulfed. >> reporter: arson investigators are searching for clues. >> they do it for recognition of fame. they do it out of spite, out of anger often times. >> reporter: many arsonists act alone, typically white maels with below average rks qs. >> the primary motive may be attention, not killing peopl
Jan 23, 2012 2:30am EST
. >> ooh. wide left. >> replaying that one over and over. >> a lot of people happy here at abc news in new york. the giants are going back. a rematch of '08. should be a good game coming up on february 5th. >> where's the love for the midwest and the west coast? >> i know. >> this is going to be like an eastern time zone super bowl. >> wait till we get to the standings in our little picks competition later this half hour. zblae. >>> but before all the fun we'll get to some serious news this half hour. before gabby giffords leaves office she plans to finish that congressional meet and greet that erupted in deadly gunfire last year. >> in a private gathering she will meet with some of the people who were at the january event including some of those who were wounded. then giffords will submit her letter of resignation. abc's larry jacobs has more. >> i have more work to do on my recovery. so to do what is best for arizona i will step down this week. >> reporter: gabrielle giffords announced her decision in a video. >> i don't remember much from that horrible day. >> reporter: but those images
Jan 13, 2012 11:00pm EST
will it be on game day. abc2 news at 11:00 starting right now. >> in this town every friday, this one is the purplist by far. the raven haves a chance to take a big step to super -- second super bowl win. abc2 christy sanford is live with a look at how the fans are getting ready and purple looks really good behind me. >> reporter: they're 11-5 in the regular season. one of those five losses was to the baltimore ravens the fans are competent. they believe they can take a big step towards indianapolis on sunday. it's a ravens wrap for a playoff purple friday. if gnattic chris russell says he came up with the lyrics after last year regular season lost to pittsburgh. >> i focused on the positive that's all i want to do is encourage everybody and lift everybody up after such a horrible lost. >> reporter: no problem keeping a positive with the ravens caravan bringing the marching band and cheerleaders to locations all over the area today. >> the baltimore fans love the ravens and they love and support their team. >> they come out early in the morning. >> reporter: even governor got into the act at the prac
Jan 10, 2012 6:00am PST
to be extended and open up as early as 2016. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> :02. this morning a santa rita escapee is back behind bars. deputies are looking into how an inmate escaped from the jail in dublin. jose franco was brought back to the jail around 10:00 last night. he was in jail on burglary charges, vanished around 2:00 yesterday afternoon. seven hours later somebody spotted him at a chevron station and called 911. he was captured, still wearing the blue pants and brown shirt marked alameda county jail. investigators aren't sure how he slipped away from the sheriff's bus that was taking him back to jail i have an court appearance. >>> this morning oakland police asking for help identifying a hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian before midnight. police say a man crossing the street was hit by a dark colored full sized van possibly a chevy or gmc. witness told police the driver, a man in his 30s or 40s, got out, looked at the victim then got back in his vehicle and drove away the victim's name has not been released. >>> morning this novato police getting help in trying to nap
Jan 7, 2012 8:00am EST
this? >>> the saturday showdown. the candidates winding up for what will be an epic abc news debate tonight in new hampshire. for the candidates not named romney, this may be the last, best chance to take down the front-runner. >>> new video. casey anthony take two. we'll show you the latest video leaked online overnight. now we're hearing directly from her. how casey says these videos made it online. does he mention her daughter, caylee? >>> and the beyonce baby bump watch going into hyper drive this morning. is she giving birthright now? the latest on the rumors of the most anticipated celebrity birth in years. >>> and, hello, good morning, everybody. let's pull up the live shot from new hampshire. the stage is quite literally set for the showdown tonight. the rhetorical knives are being sharpen side as we speak. is there anything they can do to take down mitt romney? >>> also ahead, joran van der sloot facing justice. he finally sta judge, ready to face justice in a peruvian courtroom. will he plead guilty? >> he was yawning at points. >>> check out these pictures. the fishing bo
Jan 23, 2012 3:00am PST
-mentum and a chief rival with newfound confidence. chuck seivertson, abc news. >> romney making very clear that his game now is offense, not defense. he didn't waste any time taking the gloves off. he called newt gingrich a "failed leader who resigned in disgrace." they are ready for some hardball in florida. >> and they're going to be laying out the cash. the tv economy is going to benefit big-time. in 2008 giuliani, romney, and mccain spent 10.64 in tv advertising. >> million. right. >> romney alone 7 million so far. they expect that number just to be blown out of the water. >> they're going shatter what happened in 2008. florida, get ready. >> make it rain. >> yes. >>> the white house is closely watching from the sidelines as the republican race takes yet another dramatic turn. >> abc's senior washington editor rick klein says the democrats do have a clear favorite in the race. >> reporter: if president obama got to choose his opponent, it would be newt gingrich without question. even republicans are starting to worry that gingrich could drag down his fellow republican candidates if he's the pre
Jan 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
. thanks. new at 11:00, authorities have their suspect in a murder that happened five years ago. abc 2 news is in the newsroom with more o p that tonight. >> reporter: the case might have gone cold if it hasn't been for cold case investigators. >> it happened early in the morning, august 12th, 2006 after closing time at the my place bar along annapolis road, a man and a woman were robbed and then got into their vehicle, and wound up shooting the man in head. 47-year-old benjamin curtis was killed. now four and a half years later, investigators say that this is the man who did it. william mcdonald who is already in custody, in connection with the robbery in montgomery county. >> in this day and age, the police have more and more and better and better investigative tools for cold investigations. >> one month after the murder, police in new jersey found the hand gun used in the killing of curtis, but there was no link to a suspect until recently. they will only say they got new information late last year that was corroborated with cell phone records from the cell phone area. >> we were able to
Jan 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
's mansion. we will bring you what he says. cheryl corner abc2 news. >>> while they were at the top of the governor's list for this legislative agenda, it is not the only thing. they hope to work on creating more jobs through infrastructure programs and they are hoping to make sure they have more affordable health insurance. another issue, finding ways to better use energy from maryland. >>> and the case of a priest exposing himself in an adult book and movie store. they are severing ties with the father. the priest occasionally administered sacraments at the hospital. patrons at the bush river book video store complained he was naked from the waist down and exposing himself. over the weekend, parishioners learned that the archdiocese had removed him from their church. >> he made a mistake and they are crucifying him. >> he had been stripped of any and all of his duties as a result of the charges filed against him. the archdiocese are conducting their own investigation. >>> and an emotional story has gone viral. people around the world is watching this video, struck by a classmate a
Jan 20, 2012 12:00pm EST
with disabilities at 1-800-974-6006 >> live and in hd, this is "abc 7 news at noon," on your side. this is abc 7 breaking news. >> we begin with the storm watch. police in prince george's county surging right now for two suspects in a home invasion. incident happened about an hour ago in 8400 block of carrollton parkway in new carrollton. one person inside the house was injured. police are searching for two men wearing black ski masks possibly armed. if we will continue tracking this story and give you updates as they become available. you also want to get ready because winter is on its way back to our region. that begins in a few hours. adam caskey is tracking this from the weather center. what is the latest? >> it looks like the wintry mix will begin close to about 10:00 p.m. this evening and into the nighttime if we will see areas of snow and sleet. then changed to freezing rain early tomorrow morning in some spots. by the midday and afternoon tomorrow at least locally and for the majority of our viewing area we will have areas of cold rain. right now it's 27 in winchester, 35 in the district
Jan 16, 2012 2:30am EST
. a big day in our nation's history on this national holiday from the abc news vault. >>> but first, major political news on this monday morning. jon huntsman is dropping his run for the white house and will endorse mitt romney later today. >> the dramatic change just days ahead of the south carolina primary is only adding to the sense that a romney victory is inevitable. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: desperate to put a dent in the front-runner, mitt romney's opponents blanketed the airwaves. >> romney carries a real scarlett letter here that we can't have a nominee that takes away the most important issue in this election. >> reporter: the social conservative vote, a huge factor in south carolina, appears split, despite an endorsement of santorum by a prominent conservative group this weekend. romney's opponents are struggling to find something to stick. the republican establishment recoiled at this from rick perry. >> companies like bain capital, they're vulture capitalists. >> reporter: but perry defended his attacks of romney's business experience. >> but i think what a lot o
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